Nothing can get lovelier a sight than a weeping cherry tree in full bloom. They are magnificent creatures bound to make any human being sigh in awe of its beauty.
For the uninitiated, the weeping cherry tree is deciduous flowering tree that usually bears fruits. It can be put in same category as plums since it produces fruits with similar shapes. A cherry tree, however produces fruits smaller in size than plums.
If you are one of those people planning on planting a weeping cherry tree in your garden/backyard, here are some useful things you need to know:
They can grow in harsh conditions such as arid and semi arid regions.
They grow to a height of a minimum of six feet to a maximum of thirty or even more
In order to grow well, they require sun
With proper maintenance, they can grow in any soil type.
Types of Weeping Cherry Tree and Ideal Places to Plant Them
There are different types of the weeping cherry tree. These include: dwarf weeping cherry tree, pink weeping cherry tree and weeping willow tree.
There are different ways in which you can plant and maintain these trees. This is through either breeding them when they are small or grafting them onto a rootstock selected for dwarfing.
A weeping cherry tree can be planted in so many areas. Ideally, though, these plants must be placed in a large open space – particularly because their branches grow really wide and being place too close to other plants constricts space and prevents its full growth. These trees must also be planted close to water, like the edge of a lake or a pond.
Still unsure if you are getting one or not? Here’s a quick rundown of the autumn cherry tree pros and cons when having them in your property:
Autumn Cherry Tree Pros and Cons
Advantages of these trees include:
They make gardens look divine when they blossom. Weeping cherry tree pictures in full bloom can attest to that.
They bear fruits that are actually edible
They are also easy to grow and maintain as compared to other trees that produce fruits
They provide shade, since their branches could really, really extend, and the leaves grow abundantly in-season.
Disadvantages of having them:
They take up so much space since their branches grow wild and require constant pruning which may be tiresome.
They take long to produce fruits and it may look economical to buy fruits rather than having a tree in your home.
No tree, no plant, no flower is ever ugly. But for something as magnificent as the weeping cherry tree, it does take someone with a lot of heart for plants and gardening to be able to manage and survive its early maintaining years.